I have a 2-year old male Vizsla who I think of as housetrained. He's *very* fastidious about where he will pee, to the point of holding it for an absurdly long time if he doesn't see his specific substrate (he likes grass).
Last night, though, he wet the bed *twice* while asleep, and he did this a couple of months ago as well!
To clarify: this is not getting up in the middle of the night and peeing. It's finding him laying in a big puddle of his own pee, still fast asleep. Of course, the first time it happened we got much more serious about making sure the dog pees right before bed.
In the past, I have always been the first person to say that if a dog is peeing inside, then the dog is simply not housetrained. But I don't know what to make of the dog peeing while asleep.
Some factors I am considering, I don't know whether or not they are relevant:
1. I got a new job in a very industrial neighborhood and he comes to work with me. He' s had a hard time getting himself to pee on cement, despite my coaxing and will sometimes hold it for like 10 hours, even though he's going out every 2 hours for a walk with lots of me telling him to pee. Otherwise his urine is normal. Could he have a UTI?
2. He did a really strange thing a few weeks ago where he acted like he was going to have a seizure--walking around scared and stiff with big dilated pupils and smelling everything and acting like the ground was made of liquid for about an hour. But nothing ever came of it. It went away. Called the vet about it and they said that unless it was part of a pattern they didn't know what to make of it. Could he have some kind of neurological problem?
3. I spend a lot of time with my dog, and I care about him and I might just be putting hypochondria on him. Do I not know something about how to housetrain a sleeping dog? Could that be possible?